spandau ballet


Of all the random things I’ve done since becoming a blogger five years ago, this week’s project nears the top of the random list. On Thursday morning, I will be driving down to the Eden Project in Cornwall to watch Spandau Ballet live in concert.


I wasn’t kidding was I?!


As regular readers will know, I am of a ‘certain’ age. That is, I am 40+ and a true child of the ’80s. Believe me, it’s a curse looking 25 because no one ever believes I’m actually 44 … *ahem*. But back in the day, I loved nothing better than waiting until Mum and Dad had gone out, putting MTV on full blast and dancing around to Duran Duran’s The Reflex (which may or may not have included jumping off the pouffe in a dramatic Simon Le Bon fashion – true story), and learning all the words to Spandau’s Through The Barricades, after buying Smash Hits and reciting the lyrics to my poor family every night.


I will just leave you with those images for a moment.


Back to this Thursday. The plan is that I drive down to the Eden Project on Thursday morning – just the five-hour drive – and watch Spandau Ballet in concert that night. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am, for many reasons. First of all, I have never been to Cornwall. I know. It’s been on my bucket list for a while and now I have launched my collaborated travel blog, We Blog Travel (more of that in another blog post to come), it’s great to be able to tick off something from the bucket list so quickly.


Secondly, I get to stay in a Snoozebox on my own on Thursday night. OK, I admit that if I had the choice, I would probably (definitely) prefer a five star hotel, but I also like trying out new things too so it will be a cool experience. Snoozebox is run by the YHA and you can find out more HERE.


Thirdly, it’s SPANDAU BALLET! I will hopefully be singing alongside a lot of people my own age so I won’t feel like a complete loser (not that I care,) and it will just make a lovely change to sing along to the songs that I grew up with. Back in the day when lyrics meant something! (“So true, funny how it seems … always in time, but never in line for dreams.”)


ASUS, the sponsor of Eden Projects, have kindly supplied me with an ASUS Transformer Book Chi, which is a razor-thin 2-in-1 Windows detachable – ie. you can remove the keyboard and it becomes a tablet. This is perfect for my lifestyle and the way I work right now because I often find it’s too much of a hassle taking my Macbook out and about with me – can you imagine me filming a gig holding a laptop in the air?! No, me neither! So now I have the Transformer Book Chi I’m hoping to capture some great footage on Thursday night.


ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi


I’ll be posting on social media throughout and will be filmed after the event, so I’ll post a link to that footage once it’s live. I will obviously try and get as many Martin Kemp selfies as I can of course!


So tell me, were you #TeamDuran or #TeamSpandau?


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  1. Kate I was a Duranie all the way. Till the end of time – in fact I had two friends at school who were #TeamSpandau all the way, and we used to argue over who was best!! I didn’t know anyone liked them both (or least admitted to it, haha)!

    It was so lovely to meet you at last the other day, and I’m really glad this worked out for you at Eden. I couldn’t be more happy that my blogger/PR match-making worked a treat ;))

    Much love, Catherine x

    P.S. What were Spandau fans called? Spandettes?!!!
    P.S. I was such a fan I had a I Heart John Taylor duvet set. I still have the pillowcase somewhere :O

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